Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Witch Is In!

This was a quick Halloween card I made one evening while working on an evening meal. We call it supper! Anyway, I simply sponged on the colors I wanted and left a lighter colored area where I figured I could stamp the spooky old house. Then I added the other images with black. Voila! It was done. So easy but I still like it a lot. I used Gina K. Designs heavy weight white card stock. It is a no layer card.


I only had to color in some yellow and orange in the house windows and the moon. Also the tree was not filled in so I added some black marker to that. I even did an outline with the marker on the sentiment as well as I wanted it to show up well. These are images from an old (retired) stamp set from Sparkle N Sprinkle called Halloween-RIP. It was a stamp set I acquired when I was on their design team a long time ago. I still love that set a lot and have used it many times. So if you wanted to get some of those images I am afraid you are out of luck unless you can find it on Ebay.

I just wanted to share that even though I had not posted much this week that I was still trying to work on some cards for the upcoming Halloween holiday. I had to work with lots of garden things again and also do some emergency baking.

Let me explain the emergency baking. My wonderful hubby went to town and so I told him to pick up a few groceries of which some eggs was part of the order. Well, when he was bringing the groceries in from the car he dropped the eggs. And, so that day for a noon lunch we had some scrambled eggs. The other cracked ones I used for baking some Dump Bars. I do love the Dump Bars so I was not too disappointed that I had a good excuse to use them. Well from an 18 count carton of eggs we managed to have five of them come through the ordeal unscathed.  So just in case you drop some eggs and need a recipe that uses quite a few of them I am giving the recipe for Dump Bars for you next.

Dump Bars

2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
5 eggs beaten
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup chocolate chips

Blend all ingredients except chocolate chips. "Dump" into a greased 9 x 13 pan. Sprinkle the chocolate chips (or butterscotch if  you prefer) on top. Don't stir them in. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Depends on your oven.

And, here is a another tip for you: Yesterday I made a card using an acrylic block background and then stamped on some ballet slippers. Well, let me tell you that Hero Arts Ombre Ink would not scrub off with water from that acrylic block. I did not know what to do and then I thought about the Clorox Wipes I had for disinfecting and decided to try that. With a little elbow grease it got that block looking just like new again. So if you have some stubborn ink stains this might be a good thing to try on your blocks too.

Well, I best get my sink full of dishes washed up and also do another load of laundry. Hubby has been working on some machinery and changing oil on vehicles and he sure has some dirty and nasty items I need to take care of. One thing you can always expect is every day clothes with grease and grime on them.

I wish all of you a great rest of the week and weekend. I have to clean my house tomorrow so I won't be posting for awhile again. Thanks for coming by and commenting too.

Take care and God bless,
Verna

20 comments:

Liz said...

Super card, Verna, doesn't look like a quick make at all! Thanks for the recipe - it sounds delicious. xx

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very cool Halloween card, I like the saying! The recipe looks delicious! Yum!

Carol L said...

What a fun Halloween card - and I love that sentiment! LOL Thanks for the great tip about the acrylic block cleaning and sharing that fun dump cake recipe! Great save on the broken eggs! At least your hubby got home with them - I usually drop them before leaving the store LOL Have a good weekend!

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful sponging on your card and a great scene. The font for the sentiment is perfect for Halloween. Thank you for the recipe. I make dump cakes which are so easy and yummy. I bet these bars are too, must try.

Sharon Fontenot said...

Congrats on finding a GOOD excuse for making dump bars. No excuses needed for eating them I'll bet. Love you Halloween card and love that you were able to get a little something done in the craft room while "supper" was in the making.

Donna Phelan said...

Fun Halloween card! Great sponging, looks great! You got such depth with your stamping!

Lisa said...

Love this card! Perfect for mailing and so cuute! And that recipe sounds awesome even if you don't drop your eggs...lol!

laurie said...

Your sponging is such a perfect background for your scene. SPOOKY! I had to laugh about the eggs,but you sure made good use of them! I think I would drop the eggs all the time so I HAD to make the dump bars...lol!

Anonymous said...

Wow, got in again
Not a Hallowe'en person, but this card is so cool. Really like it.
Thanks for the recipe as well.

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous sponging effect on your wonderful Halloween card. What a fun sentiment x
Sorry about the eggs but hey look what you made from them x Never heard of Dump Bars but I have copied the recipe to use another day....Thank you x.
Had a chuckle that you had scrambled eggs for lunch that day x.

Doreen said...

Your card is just gorgeous,those dump bars sound delicious I might just have to try your recipe.xxx

MaryH said...

Great look with the soft sponging, such good blending effects for the spooky scene. The dump bars sound yummy and that's a good tip on cleaning the acrylic block. I've never tried using the ombre ink on that - just done some stamping with it. (the leaf card I did recently, used the ombre inks when the kaleidescope pads didn't work well. The ombre cleaned off my clear stamps pretty well - I think!) TFS & hope your garden produce is pretty well gathered in. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

Ah, well, then, good to know the witch is receiving visitors at this late hour! To dark for flying, I presume! It's an awesome Halloween card, Verna! And I loved your story of the dumped eggs and the resulting dump bar emergency baking!! Thank you for the recipe! I will be giving that a go! Hugs, Darnell

Greta said...

Thanks for the recipe (may have to drop the eggs now!) & the cleaning tip! Your Halloween card is so cute!

Birgit said...

What a delightful post Verna! It felt like we were neighbors enjoying a cup of coffee together. I'm sorry to hear about the egg catastrophe but you got some yummy baked goods and a nice meal from the whole ordeal. Thanks for the tip on cleaning the clear blocks too. I think I'll clean all of mine! Have a wonderful week! Hugs & blessings to you and your hard working hubby!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Verna, I wanted to let you know that I made this recipe and it went over really well with everyone!

Cheryl Wright said...

Great card, Verna! Halloween is becoming more and more popular in Australia, but cards are still not particularly popular.

I'm sure they will be eventually.

Leslie Miller said...

A fun Halloween card, Verna, and so quick! Love those spooky old stamps. Interesting reading your post today, too. When I was growing up my family called the evening meal "supper". Now we call it "dinner". I think it's a regional thing. Glad you were able to save your block. Who would have thought those inks wouldn't wash off? Also, I saved your recipe for Dump Bars. They sound yummy! I make a Dump Cake which is also yummy, and nice that both recipes are so easy.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a fun Halloween card and you got it done so fast! The sponging is really cool! It looks dimensional even though it is not. Never heard of dump bars, but they sure sound good!

Dandi93 said...

What a great post Verna .... a terrific card, a recipe and an awesome tip.

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